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Processing grey water (sink, shower) in off-grid situation

I was faced with a similar question a couple of years ago. The best solution I could come up with was to feed the grey water into an area occupied by plants that consumed 'large' quantities of water ...
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Toilet tank with both water main and waste water (underflow)

Assuming you can get the appropriate variance or exception from municipal and state health and building codes to put drain water into the toilet feed at all (which is unlikely in the United States), ...
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How to recover water from washing machine for toilet

I have just started recycling our Laundry Grey Water on a farm in Australia through the Toilet Cisterns. I initially had an IBC 1000litre tank on 200 litre (44 imp gallon) oil drums outside a verandah ...
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If I have a well, is gray-water really "wasted" when discharged directly in a septic system?

Gray water has grease in it. Soap etc. For this reason you need a grease pit above the holding tank. Septic tank. The water can then filter from there back into the ground. Both need cleaned regular. ...
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If I have a well, is gray-water really "wasted" when discharged directly in a septic system?

It seems you are correct: As long as your greywater lands in a septic system that ultimately infiltrates the greywater into the aquifer, you are not really wasting water. Also, as you indicate, ...
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Is shower water a healthy source of graywater to flush toilets with?

Your shower water is already going into the same waste pipe that sewage from the toilet or septic system empties into. I think if you have a lot of soap you might end up with soap suds or scum inside ...
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Is it feasible to use constructed wetlands for greywater treatment in places where lakes freeze for more than half of the year?

Another strategy with human & animal waste involved is growing algae from the effluent to purify the water, recycling it then cheap and easy, uniits are insulated, LEDs via fiber optics climate ...
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Processing grey water (sink, shower) in off-grid situation

One possible solution would be to construct mulch pits around trees, etc. and then discharge the greywater directly into the bottom of the mulch pits. The mulch pits will help decompose any grease/...
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If I have a well, is gray-water really "wasted" when discharged directly in a septic system?

The main problem with recharging an aquifer with grey water is contamination, or further contamination of the water in the aquifer. If the aquifer is the island's sole source of drinking water it is ...
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